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Shrimp Caesar Salad

Shrimp Caesar Salad is a fancy seafood delight. This delicious recipe is one of the best options for a dish that is both elegant and healthy!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Shrimp Caesar Salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 815 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


Garlic Croutons:

  • 1/2 French Baguette cut in half sliced into 1/4" thick slices
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced

Caesar Dressing:

  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the Caesar Salad:

  • 1 pound shrimp cleaned and deveined
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 large romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese shredded or shaved


Cook Shrimp:

  1. Place a skillet over high heat.
  2. In a bowl mix shrimp with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika.
  3. Add oil to the skillet and cook shrimp on each side for 2 minutes until browned.
  4. Remove from pan and set aside.

How to Make Croutons:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the bread slices in a large bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, combine olive oil with minced garlic and drizzle the mixture over the croutons.
  4. Toss until evenly coated.
  5. Arrange the bread in a single layer onto a baking sheet and bake until lightly golden and crisp, about 10-12 minutes.

Caesar Salad Dressing:

  1. Combine all the dressing ingredients in a medium bowl, stir well, and set aside.
  2. Assemble the Salad:
  3. Rinse and dry the romaine lettuce, chop it and layer it in a large serving bowl, sprinkle with shredded parmesan cheese, add the cooled croutons and shrimp and drizzle 1/2 of the dressing on top.
  4. Toss gently and if needed add more dressing until the ingredients are evenly coated.
  5. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Caesar Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 815 Calories from Fat 585
% Daily Value*
Fat 65g100%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 333mg111%
Sodium 2124mg92%
Potassium 265mg8%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 1135IU23%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 519mg52%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.